Gov. Bobby Jindal somehow was claiming a victory and telling parents not to worry after the Louisiana Supreme Court, in a 6-1 vote, rejected his administration's legal arguments and declared the financing of his voucher program unconstitutional.
Concussions are receiving attention nationwide, but death from a blow to the head is exceedingly rare. In contrast, a young athlete dies from a cardiac incident once every three days in the United States, researchers say.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 5:13pm
In the immigration reform bill from the Senate, it tried to address the immediate vacancies in STEM jobs by allowing companies to bring in more foreign workers and included a national fund meant to boost STEM education and help produce more workers trained in the high-skill fields so we do not have to rely on foreign workers.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 05/12/2013 - 5:01pm
Ignoring a problem has never made it go away. But that’s exactly what some are suggesting Gov. Paul LePage and the Maine Department of Education do after our new A-F grade system was announced last week.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 12:05pm
I have been a school social worker in the small Westmoreland Central School District in central New York for 26 years. And I have experienced what is now documented in research, that schools are seeing more children with mental health difficulties, such as fear and anxiety.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:54am
The recent 65-count cheating indictment against 35 Atlanta school officials, including the superintendent, has reignited an intense national debate on the use of standardized test scores as a key feature in teacher evaluations.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:42am
California has the highest number of working poor families in the nation, but the state does an ineffective job of providing educational opportunities to boost them out of poverty, according to a new report.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:04pm
Reactions usually involve the added demand these standards place on text complexity and general rigor. Since they’re only available for English-Language Arts and Math, it’s difficult to get a full picture for how they will impact public education, but some inferences can be made based on the set of ELA standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 2:57pm
For the first time, new K-12 science standards issued in April include climate change. But the standards, written by a consortium of science and education groups in consultation with 26 states, are only voluntary and could take years to roll out.